Keeping It Up

Nothing is so good that persistence cannot make it into something awful.

Nothing is so awful that persistence cannot make a thousand times worse.

Notwithstanding the admirable qualities and results of staying with your truth, not giving in to tyranny, etc, when it comes to trying to get someone else to do what you want, persistence means a lack of respect. Ask once, communicate once. Persistence after a no means the other is an object. Persistence is violence.